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Don’t Dare Miss Schooners Wharf Bar In Key West

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 06-01-2010

“Amen,” to the recommendation of Captains Joe and Mary Beth below. I think I remember having some of the best Key West times we’ve ever experienced at Schooners Wharf Bar!!!!! This great watering hole is found harborside in Key West Bight!

A trip to Key West is never complete without an afternoon (12 -5, any day but Tuesday) to Schooner’s wharf bar (outdoor tiki bar downtown).
Music by Michael McLeod, throw a $5 in his jar and ask him to play the National Anthem of the Conch Republic.
Have Fun!!
Joe & Mary Beth Amelia
S/V “Pot ‘O’ Gold”

Galleon Marina Recommendation (Key West)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 05-28-2010

Galleon Marina is truly one of the finest facilities in Key West. It is located in Key West Bight. Just be sure to check our Florida Keys Marina Directory listing (see below) for the latest transient dockage rates to avoid surprises.

We go to Key West often since it is only a little more that 100 mile from here in Naples. We always stay at the Galleon Resort and Marina. It is very close to all the action on Duvall St., Mallory Square, etc. with many restaurants within easy walking distance, and several adjacent to the yacht basin.
Mike

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Wisteria Island (Christmas Tree Island) Eastern Anchorage (off Key West Waterfront)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 05-28-2010

The city of Key West is seriously considering the establishment of a mooring field around Wisteria/Christmas Tree Island. Only time will tell if this popular anchorage morphs into a mooring field.

The last time we were here, the anchorage was an overcrowded assemblage of derelict boats-many of which were liveaboards who never left their mooring. It was too crowded to anchor safely and frankly, I wouldn’t anchor there under those conditions. It may have changed since the advent of the new mooring field and perhaps the derelict boats have gone.
Ron

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Stock Island Marinas Recommended

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 05-19-2010

The posting below was copied from the Cruisers Forum (http://www.CruisersForum.com). I suspect one of the marinas on Stock Island that Captain Lorenzo is referring to is Safe Harbor Marina. This is a truly laid back sort of place!

What a lovely stay we had in Key West. We highly recommend staying at one of the marinas on Stock Island, quiet laid back with great restaurants, fresh seafood right off the boat, and the price is right. If you don’t mind staying at a boatyard or have some work to do, check out Robbies on Shrimp Rd.
Now we’re off to Cape Cod for some real lobster.
Lorenzo B

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Westin Resort and Marina (Key West)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 05-10-2010

Hmmmmm! Other nearby alternatives are the marinas in Key West Bight, and the city marina in Garrison Bight.

We just spent four very uncomfortable days at this marina. The docks are in disrepair and the surge is unbelievable all day long.
While the marina is in the thick of things, skip it!
Sheldon Gawiser

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Key West City Marina at Garrison Bight

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-24-2010

Interesting that this Key West city facility charges for power connections even if you don’t use them. Only in Key West!

The location is fine, worth the 4 nm traipse around Fleming Key to get there if you cannot clear the 19-ft bridge. It’s equidistant between the old town to the west and the three supermarkets to the east – about 1 mi each way. There’s an excellent bus service right outside the marina with three buses to choose from – schedule at marina office – for $1 per ride.
The negatives – the toilet for transients is open to the public and the two unisex showers are open at the top to the toilets with attendant smells and sound effects. Liveaboards and mooring field customers have their own facilities. My wife talked the marina office into giving us a swipe card for the former after supplying a graphic description of transient facilities for $1.90/ft. They also charge a $6.25/day “service charge” for electricity. When I said I wouldn’t plug in, they said I had to pay it anyway.
I asked what the rationale was and they said they lose money on boats that have air conditioning and refrigeration and make up for it in this way. We have neither and I said I didn’t appreciate subsidizing those that do, especially since I buy ice from marinas so end up paying for my refrigeration and for others! The last marina we were at for three weeks was metered and for the 21 days I paid $5.85, or $.30 per day. Marinas need to install meters or determine what the power usage will be, and definitely allow clients to decline power.
The marina has no gate and is near well-used public thoroughfares. A guard walks down the dock occasionally at night. I know of no problems but…
Fair winds and following seas,
Austin Whitten, s/y Discovery II

Depths in Fleming Key/Garrison Bight Mooring Field – Key West

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-12-2010

When I received the note below from Captain Jim, I queried him on the location of the “shower and laundry facilities building.” I was not sure whether they were located in Garrison Bight, or Key West Bight. As you will see in the second note below, the new showers and laundry are in Garrison Bight!

Subject: Min. depth Garrison Bight Mooring Buoys
Cruising News: We have been here 2.5 years and the least water I have seen in the mooring field is 8′. This area was dredged for sea planes landing area for WW II. They have also completed their Shower and laundry facilities building located at the dinghy dock.
Capt Jim

This is Garrison Bight next to the dinghy docks on Palm Blvd. not the Key West Historical bight. I was there two days ago and they were tied off the dinghy dock in two rows from the dock. It is a zoo there now. They charge by the month or by the day there. If you had any other questions of the area, I would be glad to answer what I know or look into it. Keep up the good work on the Cruisersnet. We do appreciate it.
Capt. Jim

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A&B Marina (Key West Bight)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-07-2010

A&B Marina is one of several quality facilities located in Key West Bight! I must say, though, Captains Marsha and Bob’s review below is about as glowing as it gets. Give A&B your most serious consideration!

Tina Turner said it best- “Your’re simply the best.” This describes A&B. Mark and his crew, plus the location make it so.
Reservations most times are needed. Don’t miss it !! It’s worth the trip.
Marsha & Bob
M/V Threadbare

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Garrison Bight – Fleming Key Mooring Field (Key West)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-15-2010

The Fleming Key mooring field is administered by the Key West city marina in Garrison Bight. It is HUGE, and seemingly very well run. This is a GREAT spot so park your craft while visiting fascinating Key West! Follow the link below to the Net’s “Florida Keys Anchorage Directory” to check out this field’s location in Key West.

We have been tied to a mooring ball for 5 days at the Garrison Bight Field. Its been great. The fee is $16.59 per night and monthly breakeven is 17 nights. Fee includes showers, laundry facilities and dinghy dock parking at the Garrison Bight. A mile walk to Winn Dixie, mile to the Beach. We take the dingy around to the Key West Bight to see that side of island and the famous attractions.
Protection is reasonable with the most exposure from the north, but we did just fine with N15-20.
You need to put your own line on the mooring. This is difficult for our trawler with a high bow. Usually someone sees a new boat coming in and goes out to help with a dinghy. We had a buddy boat when we arrived and used one of the dinks to get both.
Skooch
42 Hatteras LRC

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Having Fun In Key West

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 02-11-2010

Below, all crusiers will find some really good advice on how to have some fun, and, in particular, how to take a cooling dip while in Key West, courtesy of Captains Jason and Shelley. Sounds like a good plan to me. Anybody want to buy me lunch at Sunset Island??????

Key West Tips. A great low cost tip on enjoying yourself in Key West… if you are anchored off or staying in a marina where there is no pool (e.g. City Marina), you can use the one at the Conch [Harbor]Marina [on Key West Bight] simply by eating or drinking lunch at one of the two poolside restaurants there. (Diablos is the name of one) The food is quite good and the pool is fantastic. The only downside is that it closes at sunset. Don’t miss the Schooner Bar- a great world class cruiser friendly facility. We have docked at The Conch twice and it is really friendly, central and wonderful but like most things Key West…expensive. Mallory Square is overrated and increasingly more like a freak show than a sunset celebration.
Another fun thing to do is take the launch out to the restaurant on Sunset Island for lunch. Dinner there can be very pricey but the food and experience is fun and nearly affordable at lunch.
Jason and Shelley

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Garrison Bight City Marina (Key West)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 02-01-2010

Garrison Bight is one of two city owned facilities in Key West, the other being Key West Bight City Marina. Garrison Bight is a good facility, particularly now that the showers were rebuilt after the 2005 hurricane season, but sailors need to be aware of some fairly low power lines in this harbor.

Garrison Bight City Marina Mooring Field located between Fleming Key and Sigbee Park has expanded to 100+ mooring balls at a monthly rate of $296 or daily at $16.75 w free weekly pump out that comes to your boat. Will accept up to and including 50 foot boat. Dink ride to Old Town is 10 minutes where one must pay $6 day to tie up OR use the free 2 hour dingy dock. The other dingy dock at Garrison Bight for those using mooring ball is free, but about a 15 minute ride and a long walk to Old Town. Call Dockmaster @ 305-809-3981 for details. We are quite happy here, planning to stay for two months….but where is everyone else? Not crowded at all.
Sharon Larrison Stepniewski

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New “Dive Site” Established 7 Miles From Key West

Posted by admin | Posted on 05-28-2009

New FL Keys Dive Site:
The Sinking of the Vandenberg
Location: 24.27 N, 81.44 W
by Charmaine Smith Ladd
A decade-long project in the making by Artificial Reefs of the Keys (ARK) finally became a reality this morning.  At 10:21 a.m., approximately seven miles off Key West ((between Western Sambo and Sand Keys & South of Hawks Channel marker 32), the 522 ft. USS Gen. Hoyt Vandenberg officially became the second largest artificial reef. 
Following two explosions via well-placed detonators the retired U.S. Naval vessel sank in about two minutes and settled perfectly upright, its keel down about 140 feet on the bottom of the Atlantic. Much of the structure can be reached at only 40-50 ft. below the surface.
The massive Vandenberg will be a most wonderful addition to the fabulous dive sites of the Florida Keys.  In as soon as a week the new dive site will be open to all. 
Valeo Films via Keys News offers this video clip of the sinking of the Vandenberg:
Charmaine Smith Ladd, SSECN's Regional Correspondent for the Florida Keys, bringing you "The Low Down from Down Low."

Galleon Marina – Key West

Posted by admin | Posted on 05-06-2009

GREAT report below from Captain Gary Riss, who is normally our correspondent for Western Florida. Obviously, Gary is off cruising the Keys, and we thank him most sincerely for this marina review.
Note Gary also mention “Schooner Wharf Bar. That is also one of this writer’s favorite Key West haunts. This bar’s motto is “Where you can hang with the Big Dogs.” GREAT place, particularly for cruisers!

Having spent the last 12 days weather bound by wind at the Galleon Marina in Key West, I think we qualify as fresh water conchs. If you have to be weather bound, there aren’t many better places!
The dock hands at the Galleon are excellent at shoehorning large boats into small slips. Sometimes there is even room for fenders. Dock hands John, Fred, Susie, Heather and Mike have never met a stranger. They have unbelievable patience with even the inexperienced boater. They make the boat captain look like an old pro. The docks are all floating which makes for an easy exit from your boat. One should absolutely call for assistance when docking because they know all of the tricks for an easy docking experience. Don’t forget to ask for assistance when leaving because the wind and current can also present a challenge.
One of our favorite places to spend the afternoon is the Schooner Wharf Bar. Michael McCloud performs most days and has a show not to be missed. His music is not exactly G rated, but gives you a good insight into the Key West lifestyle. An island cheeseburger is always welcome when accompanied by an adult beverage.
Gary Riss
M/V Far From Normal


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Anchoring Not Allowed Within 500 Yards of Fleming Key (Key West)

Posted by admin | Posted on 01-08-2009

I certainly hope the info in Captain Ned’s note below does not preclude anchoring adjacent to Christmas Tree Island. This is indeed one of the few good places to anchor in Key West. Of course, I’m sure the large, city sponsored mooring field east of Fleming Key is still in full operation.

Subject: No Anchoring Flemming Key , Key West
Cruising News: The Navy is not allowing anchoring within 400 yards of Fleming Key.  This was one of the few spots to anchor at Key West.
Ned Young
SV Dreamweaver


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A Detailed Look At Key West Bight Marinas

Posted by admin | Posted on 12-12-2008

Our thanks to Captain Rich for this very detailed look at the marina choices in Key West Bight. Looks right on the proverbial money to me!

Claiborne,
As promised, below is my recap of the current state of the marinas in Key West Bight Harbor.  All are great places to stay but as you will see, they each are unique in their own way, so depending on the configuration of your vessel and what you plan on doing while visiting, then the choice for which marina to use varies.  Again, I’ve stayed at them all and like them all.  If you want amenities then Conch Harbor or The Galleon are the clear choice.  And if you want the funky laid back feel of Key West, then the Key West Bight Marina is the choice.  If you twisted my arm and yelled, “Tell me your favorite!” I’d say A&B … but that’s me and right now I’m writing this from my boat, Dancing Bear, in slip A10 at the Key West Bight Marina.  I guess I’m just feeling “Key West funky” this week.
Conch Harbor Marina
Dockage, Diesel, Gas, Restaurant & Bar, Pool, Rest Room, Showers, and Laundry for marina customers.
Fixed docks, most with a 12’ finger, a few with a full length finger peer.  “Stern to” docking necessary so succumb to the over the bow pulpit two step dance.  RIB inflatable “tug” can be arranged to help with maneuvering.  Main peer is privately owned, slips are privately owned “condo style” and leased through the management company, there is a secure gate at the top of the dock that is locked at night, so your fishing gear, bicycles, etc are secure while you sleep.
Current rates for boats under 65’ is $3.50/ft per day, or $60/ft. per month.
Key West Bight Marina
City of Key West owned marina with Dockage, Diesel, Gas, Rest Rooms, Showers, and Laundry for marina customers.  
Four docking peers (A, C, D, and E … B dock is the commercial dock that holds the fuel dock, and the ferry to the Dry Tortugas.  Full-length finger peers between slips on the A dock only. No finger peers on the other docks, so unless you get one of the very few “tie along-side” spots, you’d better bring a gangway.
Key West Bight Maria controls the public dinghy dock for those visitors who choose to anchor out.  Current rates are $6.00/day, $26.50 per week, $80.00 per month and a 13 ft maximum length for the dinghy.
Current rates for slip dockage is $2.75/ft. per day or $44.00 /ft per month.  There are higher rates during designated special events (Memorial Day, 4th of July, October Fantasy Fest, November Power Boat Races, Christmas/New Years, and KW Race Week in January.)
A&B Marina Marina
Dockage, Diesel, Gas, Rest Room, Showers, and Laundry for marina customers. Public restaurants, and a great martini bar at the top of the pier.
One long floating pier with a single T-head at the end where the fuel dock resides.  There are no finger peers between slips, so bow or stern mooring and egress is required. Slips are privately owned “condo style” and leased through the management company; there isn’t a secure gate at the top of the dock, only a rope barrier and a sign asking the public not to pass.
Current rates are $3.00/ft per day, or $30/ft. per month.  Availability is always the issue at this great marina.
The Galleon Marina
Dockage, Diesel, Gas, Restaurant & Bar, Pool, Rest Room, Showers, Gym, and Laundry for marina customers.
Floating docks, all with a full-length finger peers.  The Galleon is a time-share resort and marina customers have full use of the resort facilities.  Like the other 3 privately owned marinas, the slips can be purchased “condo” style and leased out through the management company.  Like Conch Harbor, the facility is secure at night.  The docks at the Galleon stretch along the full length of the harbor’s breakwater thus, depending on the slip you are assigned, your walk from the boat to the shore could be long if you are lugging “boat stuff.”
Current rates are $3.50/ft per day, or $60/ft. per month.
All the best,
Capt. Rich
M/V Dancing Bear


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Key West Bight Marinas

Posted by admin | Posted on 12-08-2008

On 12/4/08, as part of a “Florida Keys Wish List,” I posed the following question:

46. There are many, good marina facilities in Key West Bight. Can someone please comment on as many of these marinas as possible: Galleon Marina, A&B Marina, Key West City Marina, Conch House Marina!

Responses follow:

Claiborne,
Your request was very timely as I arrived in Key West just yesterday on my boat Dancing Bear and am staying at the Key West Bight Marina for a week.  Over the years I have stayed at all 4 marina here in the harbor; Conch Harbor Marina, Key West Bight Marina, A&B Marina, and the Galleon Marina.  All are great, all are different, and it depends on your personal taste for nearby locations, your vessel type, and the general atmosphere you enjoy.  
Conch Harbor Marina and Key West Bight Marina both have fixed docks, so the freeboard on your vessel might be one the the determining factors in choosing to stay at one of these marinas.  Key West has a average tidal swing of about 2 feet, so getting on and off your boat might be an issue at a fixed dock.  The slips at Key West Bight Marina all have full length finger peers one side, where as, the majority of slips at Conch Harbor only have finger peers that come out about 25% of the overall length of the slip.  This makes backing into the slip almost a must, unless you like climbing over the bow pulpit.  For those single screw vessels, sans bow thruster, the dock staff are great in assisting with a push from a RIB they have standing by if you wish however.  Just call and arrange with the dock master.  A nice amenity that Conch Harbor has over all but the Galleon Marina is use of pool that is on the property.  Neither the Key West Bight Marina or A&B have this amenity.
A&B and Galleon marina’s both have floating docks so vessel freeboard should never be an issue, unless yours is very high and you left the boarding ladder at home.  A&B does not have any finger peers so backing in is a must and you tie off from 2 outer pilings and from the one main dock.  (There is a t-head at the end of the main dock, and if available, 2 – 3 slip spaces would have a floating dock along side.)  In December of 2007 we stayed at A&B and found it fabulous.  The dock hands are great with assisting you.  Just know that you really need good boat handling skills, because you’ll be maneuvering in pretty tight spaces.  Keep those side fenders out when entering or leaving because the vessels are berthed, rail to rail.  The Galleon Marina is the largest and all slips have a floating finger peer along side.  Because the marina stretches along the full length of the break wall from the harbor entrance, and then up to the Galleon Resort, your walk to and from your slip can be pretty long.
As I said earlier, only the Galleon and Conch Harbor have a swimming pool for slip renters and both of these marinas have the “pay for the day” wireless internet service.  However, I have found the coverage area for these two internet services, reaches both the Key West Bight and A&B.
This is just a “top of mind” dump of what I will write this week for you.  I will gather more information on current rates and other amenities I have forgotten about right now as I write this on Sunday morning.  I was also at the Dry Tortugas in September (chased out be TS Fay, and will provide an update on it.
All the best,
Capt. Rich
M/V Dancing Bear

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Key West City Marina on Garrison Bight

Posted by admin | Posted on 08-27-2008

I copied the comment below from the AGLCA mailing list. As far as I can remember, this is the first comment from a fellow cruiser about Key West’s Garrison Bight Marina that has appeared here on the Net.

There are two municipal marinas operated by the city.  One is out front by Galleons and the other is around the bight behind the mooring field.  We stayed in the second one [Key West City Marina on Garrison Bight].  We stayed the last two winters in this marina.  We really enjoyed it but you must be able to get under an 18′ bridge.  There are no amenities but its a third the cost of the other marinas.  Its well located if you have a bike. Everything is about 4 to 5 blocks away.  You must get a spot now if you hope to get in.
SecondStar97

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Marathon to Key West Marina And Anchoring Advice

Posted by admin | Posted on 08-27-2008

There’s some real meat in Captain Doug’s message below. If you plan to cruise from Marathon to Key West anytime within the next year, don’t miss these ideas.

We stayed at The Galleon in Key West and loved it for 4 days (@ $3.75 per ft.) and then switched to a mooring ball in the Key West mooring field, for $15 per day. What a difference! You can dinghy from the mooring field to the downtown dinghy docks easily, so if you don’t mind mooring instead of marinas, it’s fine. The only problem is if you get a NW wind, which will make the mooring field roll a lot.
On Marathon, we loved the Marathon Cay Club because we had a slip at the end of the dock where you can watch the sun go down into the Atlantic every evening from your aft deck. It’s the first marina in from the ocean on the channel to Boot Key Harbor.
Between Marathon and Key West, anchor in Newfound Harbor. It’s huge and well protected from all waves. If you scuba, go to Looe Key Reef there. It is really nice, and there’s a dive boat that goes through Newfound Harbor to the reef that’ll pick you up and drop you off at your anchored boat. Or just go out to the gov’t. mooring balls on the reef (carefully) in your own boat.
Doug

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A&B Marina (Key West Bight)

Posted by admin | Posted on 08-27-2008

I’ve always liked A&B Marina in Key West Bight as well. As you enteri the Bight, A&B is the second marina occupying the southwestern side of the harbor!

I would highly recommend A&B Marina in the Key West bight.  It is minutes by foot from Duvall Street & Mallory Square.  We stayed 2 weeks there and hated to leave. Get your reservations in early.  Most of the docks are transient but they fill up.  Others will advise you on Marathon
Jim & Judy Howenstine
The Silver Foxes
Mainship 400


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Key West Marina Discussion

Posted by admin | Posted on 07-05-2008

I borrowed the thread of messages below from the Net’s “Ask Your Neighbor” page, and some of these postings were, in turn, borrowed from the AGLCA list. Anyway, I thought there was sooooo much good info contained herein, on both Key West Marinas and restaurants, I would repost here  

Can anyone suggest a marina in Key West?  We will be there for about 10 days over Christmas/New Years.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

There are a number of marinas in Key West Bright (Old Town area) and if my memory is correct they are on a first come first served. The marina’s are required to have 80-90% of there slip available for visitors. There is no time limit on your stay, so they may be filled. The harbor master has moorings available by Fleming Key.
Good luck its a great place to be.
Bob Haigh

This past winter, we spent 5 weeks at A&B Marina in Key West Bight.  It was wonderful, the staff, the location, and the price (for Key West in season).  Staying at the Fleming mooring field only gives you good weather, not Key West and all its treasures.  Most marinas are not first come first served but reservations well in advance.
Tom Conrad

The only marina in Key West that I know of that is first come first serve is Conch Harbor marina and even they will take a reservation 3 months in advance.  All the rest are reservation based and fill up fast in season. The end of October is Fantasy Fest and trying to find a marina right in KeyWest during that time will be a challenge.
Duane Jenkins

Absolutely Reservations Required..and don’t forget to eat at the AB Lobster House the food is to die for. And on a side note the VFW is a block away the cheapest drinking in Key West 2.00 mixed drinks and 1.00 beers. But beware
the pool table is rigged.

The Commodore right next to A&B Lobster House is another excellent place to eat. They also have a cigar & wine room that overlooks the harbor. Also, “Damn Good Food” is close by and they deliver right to your boat. They have some of the best food on Key West and reasonably priced to boot. And note, the VFW has moved. They are no longer walking distance from Old Town Key West. They are located on Roosevelt over by the Key West Yacht Club.
Duane Jenkins

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